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came during a hearing on u.s. security threats. janet napolitano and the fbi associate director also testified. this is an hour and 50 minutes. >> the hearing will come to order. good morning to all. this is our annual, our committee's annual home lapd threat assessment hearing -- homeland threat assessment hearing. i want to welcome back janet napolitano, secretary of department of homeland security, and matt olsen, and the associate deputy director, kevin perkins, who is standing in for director bob mueller today. the director had to undergo unexpected surgery resulting from complications associated with recent dental treatment. he's unable to join us today. but we welcome mr. perkins in his stead. we with confidence we extend best regards to the director for a speedy recovery. this will be the final time that i have the privilege of chairing this annual hearing, so i want to use this opportunity to thank each of you for your leadership in our nation's homeland security and counterterrorism efforts through you to thank those who work with you in each of your departments or agencies
bar friday night the bomb was a fake and the man who gave it to him was an undercover fbi agent according to the fbi the alleged attempted bombing was the culmination of months of planning by him during which the agency says he made a list of 29 potential targets in chicago then scatter the targets to see which one would wreak the most devastation but it's a tactic used by the fbi during the investigation that the suspect's attorney said is cause for concern. the u.s. attorney's office argued today that the evidence not only shows that he was the instigator every step along the way and his alleged plan to kill americans but that he also had numerous opportunities to back out. the misguided team of middle eastern descent. durkin says he will continue to request his client be released pending trial i still think we can come up with conditions that will make it every bit as safe for him as at home as it is in kankakee. the next step in the case will be the agreement it will be scheduled for sometime in the next 7-10 days. prosecutors in colorado given up their fight to four the no
learn from bret baier and his reporting as of right now there hasn't been a single fbi agent on the ground in benghazi. we're all looking toward that investigation because that's what we're told from the administration will provide more answers, the fbi investigation, if no one is on the ground what are we to make of that? >> i think you make a couple of things. why is anybody not on the ground? is it too dangerous for the fbi to go there? secondly if the administration says, hold your horses wait until we got full investigation and we find out there is no investigation, again, it is that drip, drip, drip. what did they know? when did they know it? why are they trying to cover it up and what is going on? it wasn't so unsafe in benghazi a cnn reporter went there several days ago and got the ambassador's personal diary. maybe somebody is there but not the united states fbi. jenna: we'll watch the continuing to develop story. kt, thanks for your insights. well have much more on the controversy over the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. top senators on the senate foreign rel
in federal court after his arrest last friday. the fbi says undercover agents provided dowd with a fake car bomb after he made comments about wanting to commit a jihad attack. his attorney calls it a case of entrapment. the number of west nile cases reported across the united states jumped by 19 percent this week. west nile virus is spread to humans from infected mosquitoes. the centers for disease control and prevention says more than 3100 west nile cases have been reported so far this year.. and 134 people have died from the disease. almost 40 percent of all cases have been reported in texas. other states with large number of west nile cases include mississippi, michigan, south dakota, louisiana, oklahoma, and california. the kroger grocery chain is voluntarily recalling bagged spinach over fears of listeria contamination. no illnesses have been reported. the recall affects "fresh selections tender spinach" in 10 ounce bags. the spinach has a "best if used by" date of september 16th. it was sold at kroger stores in illinois and a dozen other states.. and at several other grocery stores.
-- protect medicare and preserve all 9 the institutions of the federal government that we need from the fbi to the faa. you can't possibly do all of those things. that was my problem. how does the math add up? so to me, he's still at war with math. and i think that's where "the wall street journal" editorial is quite a positive. how are you going to do these things? i believe this time is different. i think the american people really do want a plan. they want one from romney. they want one from obama. and i think they will reward someone who they feel has laid down a credible plan, and please, please, don't tell me it isn't going to hurt. there's no way we get out of this hole without working. they want it to be real. they want it to be fair. the wealthy pay more. everybody pays something. and they want it to be aspirational. they want it to be not just about balancing the budget, but making this country rich. >> doris kearns goodwin there is this appetite for substance for a credible plan but campaigns are still, in many cases, about style over substance. here's the week magazine and on th
intrusions and the threat and sophistication of these attacks is growing as we speak. earlier this year, f.b.i. director robert mueller warned that, and i quote -- "the cyber threat will pose the number-one threat to our country in the near future." now, mr. president, the reason i came here today, in addition to acknowledging the sacrifice of those that were made on september 11 and the sacrifice that have been made by tens of thousands if not millions of americans since then and the kind of efforts that have been put in place that will hopefully prevent us from such an attack in the future is to discuss a failure on the part of this congress to address this most imminent and threatening attack, the cyber attack that i previously mentioned. the week before the august recess -- and particularly in an election year, of course will always be filled with partisanship here in washington, but we really hit a low point this year in adjourning for the august recess as we rushed to vote on a cyber bill, which i did support, but did not convey the wishes of many of us who have worked for weeks and mont
think that is more however a law enforcement, f.b.i., justice department sort of role to investigate those domestic terrorism. homeland security is more responsible for guarding our borders, northern, southern, people coming by water and people coming by air. as well as a lot of coordination with local law enforcement. so, they have some law enforcement responsibilities, but if you're talking about going to investigate a group who you think may -- guest: congressman, i need to jump in we need to go to the white house where they're going to d a moment of silence. we'll come back to our discussion. host: a moment of silence this morning at the white house with the president and the first lady. you heard the bells ring at 8:46 a.m. eastern time. the time when the north tower was struck by those airplanes 11 years ago. fearly 3,000 americans died -- nearly 3,000 americans died that day with the attacks on the world trade center and attacks at the pentagon here in washington. our cameras are up in new york where the world trade center memorial service today, also there on your screen you
has ruled. in some overseas news this morning, this from the washington post, the fbi has arrived in libya to probe the deaths of americans at the embassy. secretary of state hillary clinton said thursday -- also, in overseas news, this from the wall street journal, that the u.s. will curb its joint afghan operation. accompanying that story is a graphic showing some of the attacks from afghan forces that are working with the u.s. the headline is "and friendly friendly attacks." 51 deaths so far this year. and on mitt romney's comments. we are talking to republicans in this first segment. ray is from buffalo, new york. caller: good morning. i believe c-span has to do something. i have been with c-span 20 years listening. this is the first time i have called. on the republican line is democrats and on our independent line is democrats. the individual who said he was a teamster, is not a republican. he is worried about his penchant. what are you supposed to do as an american, pay for his pension? host: what about the state of the romney campaign? caller: i think the press is in full
if it is an immediate threat. >> no, that isn't true. if you have to extract someone -- that's not true. our fbi and our c.i.a. and our local cops, actually, s.w.a.t. teams and the like have the ability to protect their own lives by not going in and if they believe someone is planning an attack and they have no other way of extracting that person without killing themselves. now, we've had -- there's so many cases -- >> stephanie: what if they had known what tim mcveigh was about to do right before he did it? >> a sniper could shoot him but they couldn't get him -- couldn't run in and grab him without endangering their cops. they had the right to make that decision. we've always had the right on american soil. that's been around forever. preobama prereagan pre-nixon that's gone back to the '20s. >> stephanie: we have to break. 46 minutes after the hour. right-wing world is next. we continue hutch days with hal on "the stephanie miller show." >> damn it jim i'm not a doctor but i think i'm dying of laughter. it is "the stephanie m
and political manipulation. johnson was told they presumed murderer, a defector, was seen by the fbi trying to go to the embassy in mexico city. this is on the johnson tapes. he was very worried that if americans knew all of this, he would be so serious to attack the cuban military, maybe even the soviet union, so he called in the chief justice and he said please leave this commission. .. >> guest: his very close krone think and confidant, he made a place for him by enticing goldberg to get off the court to go to the u.n. where jonathan assured him you could make peace in vietnam with me. goldberg was furious later on that he had been enticed that way. we don't know exactly why johnson did that. he lived through the new deal. he saw how the supreme court repealing important laws of the new deal really hurt roosevelt just as president obama's health care program if it had been overruled by the court, it would have been a political blow. so i think that he wanted someone that he could trust and with whom he was intimate on the court who would quietly keep him abreast of what the court was doi
enforcement, work at airports, coalesce and collaborate with the f.b.i. and d.e.a. and a.t.f. and others around the question of security. i am glad these programs are being expanded for security purposes, for efficiency purposes, for utilization of our tax dollars in the right way. and that is why i'm pleased to see the majority -- that the majority and the ranking member, along with members of the democratic part of the committee, at my request, in submission of an amendment, accepted my amendment during committee consideration to authorize $400 million for the transportation security grant program for f.y. 2012 and f.y. 2013. this funding will ensure that transportation agencies have the resources needed to secure our public and mass transit systems. i would argue that it complements what we're doing in aviation, which together maintains the nucleus, if you will, of transportation security. so i'm hoping that this will move quickly through the united states senate and find itself on the president's desk. it is crucial. i then hope that my colleagues can come together for us to put on t
, is a california based solar panel manufacturer that not only went bankrupt but was raided by the f.b.i. a week later and they lost almost a half billion dollars. my colleagues, this bill was systematically put together carefully. it will phase out the department of energy's grossly mismanaged loan guarantee program by simply stopping d.o.e. from issuing any loan guarantees for applications submitted after december 31, 2011. but for those applications submitted prior to december, 2011, cut off date, the legislation allows them to remain eligible to receive a guarantee but subjects them to tougher, tougher scrutiny. and provides taxpayers strong new protections, including, let me outline these four basic protections, forbidding the subordination of u.s. taxpayer dollars at any time to private investors. number two, requiring the department of energy to submit to congress that temperatures report that details the specifics of any new loan program. which is going to be guaranteed by the taxpayers. requiring the department of energy to consult with treasury prior to any restructuring of a guarantee
of the government. transportation, security, f.b.i., education, scientific research, food testing. we know we know that's not going to happen. the larger point is this. in terms of deficit reduction, the ryan plan -- there's no other way to state it -- a fraud. this should come as no surprise. after all, congressman ryan supported the bush policies that got us into this deep fiscal hole in the first place. from the bush tax cut to two unfunded wars to the paid-for creation of medicare part-d, congressman ryan's fingerprints are all easer th over the big-sg bush policies. ryan voted against the simpson-bowles framework. when paul ryan had a chance to walk the walk on deficit reduction, he joined all the other house republicans on the commission in voting down the report. he urged speaker boehner to abandon the grand bargain talks with president obama. "the new york times" reported in 2011, "ryan appealed to representative cantor to cut off negotiations between the speaker and the white house because he didn't feel the terms of the emerging agreement adhered strictly enough to his conservative princ
. and then people come on tv and thetify that the cia and b dea and the fbi knew they were flying drugs into america all along. [crowd boos] and they are negotiating with a dictator who is shoveling cocaine into this country like crazy. i guess that is their central american strategy. they tell us that employment rates are great. and that they are it used to take one. the opportunity today are so proud of is a low end, low-wage jobs. there is no major city in america where you cannot see men and public lots holding signs that say "i will work for food." my friends, we are at a crucial time in american history. under this administration we have devoted our resources into making this country in military philosophy. we have let our economic lines fall into disrepair. the debt of this nation is greater than it has ever been in our history. in lessht a war of war las than what the republicans have built up in the past eight years. it is like that brother in law who drives the flashy new car but he is always borrowing money from you to make the payment. let's take what they're proudest of, and their stand
the fbi is trying to resolve is how and when they learned of the annex. glen daugherty and tyrone woods were killed there in an attack that was even better equipped and more sophisticated on the first wave. >> people on the ground have seen the fragments. the remains of the mortars and the heavy weapons that were used. >> we have made clear that there were armed assailants who used heavy weapons. >> i just don't think that people come to protest equipped with rpg's and other heavy weapons. >> president obama was first briefed about the benghazi attack about 90 minutes after it began. what has emerged since then, however, from the missed opportunities to redress the inadequate security to the deaths involved and the geopolitical ramifications of the event up to and including the shifting accounts of it put forward by the administration is the dawn of a major foreign policy scandal. one, alisyn, dave, and clayton, that will be investigated and dissected in hearings and official proceedings for years to come. back to you guys in new york. >> will it be an issue now with 45 days left before
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